LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) - City National Corporation (NYSE:CYN) is scheduled to announce its first-quarter 2008 financial results after the markets close on Thursday, April 17, 2008. A news release containing these results will be distributed electronically via PrimeNewswire.

City National also will host a conference call at 2 p.m. PDT. Analysts and investors may participate in the question-and-answer session. The call will be Webcast live.

Conference Call, Webcast and Replay Information:

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Time: 2 p.m. Pacific time (5 p.m. Eastern time)

Duration: 1 hour

Telephone Access: Participants should join the live conference
call 5 to 10 minutes before its scheduled start. The dial-in
number is (800) 599-9829, and the passcode is 91988445.

Telephone Replay: The call will be recorded and made available
for replay through April 24, 2008. The dial-in number for the
replay is (888) 286-8010. The passcode for the replay is
54797792.

Webcast Access: A listen-only live Webcast of the call will be
available at www.cnb.com. A recorded version for replay will be
available within 24 hours after the end of the call until April
17, 2009.

About City National

City National Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, is backed by $15.9 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment and trust services through 62 offices, including 15 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada and New York City. The company and its eight majority-owned investment affiliates manage or administer nearly $59 billion in client investment assets, including $37.3 billion under direct management. For more information about City National, visit the company's Website at cnb.com.

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CONTACT: City National Bank
Media Contact:
Linda Mueller
(213) 673-7619
Linda.Mueller@cnb.com